Talk:Sexuality and disability

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Disability studies person here, I'm going to be working on this article but probably slowly. AlyHillary (talk) 04:03, 2 February 2014 (UTC) Awesome! I'm looking forward to see what you can make of it. I believe the late Laura Hershey wrote quite a bit on the topic (from a "queer crip" POV). Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 06:46, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Hey there, I also will be working on the page. I am looking into Laura Hersheys work right now! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fatimaalkh (talkcontribs) 05:32, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

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The "Queers with disabilities" section has several problems:

  • Use of the word "queer" is problematic. It is an in-group term, just like "crip", and should not be used outside of that context and without explanation of the context. The LGBT community has worked for decades to popularize the use of "LGBT" by the general public, the same as disabled people have worked to deprecate "crippled" and "retarded", so please use acceptable mainstream terminology, rather than in-group slang.
  • The section is based on a single source, rather than a balanced selection of sources offering a variety of viewpoints. It is also basically promoting two films, which could probably be cited as sources instead.

Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 15:54, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Interesting. I understood that the word "queer" had been reclaimed. Has something changed?--Auric talk 16:54, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it has been reclaimed but as an in group term, the same as "crip", but not for general use. The word "nigger" is similar in that use by people who are not black is unacceptable. This website is a general encyclopedia, not queerpedia, so standard mainstream terminology is strongly preferred. Also see Queer#Controversial nature of the term. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 17:17, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Okay, what term would you suggest then?--Auric talk 18:23, 25 September 2016 (UTC)